Skull Stencil – Halloween Crafting

Hi there! Happy Friday! Lisa Taggart is here with some awesome Halloween inspiration today featuring our Skull stencil and ‘Leave Your Fears Behind’ stamps, a perfect combination…


Hello,


I’m here with a Halloween theme using some of my favourites from Visible Image.



skull stencil - halloween card



I’ve used alcohol inks on to heavy yupo paper from Ranger. I’ve stamped using Versa fine ink in onyx black. My ink pad isn’t as juicy as it used to be so it works a little better. I’ve also continued to use an alcohol blending marker and co ordinating colours of my spectrum noir alcohol markers. These are good for highlighting areas and adding extra colour.


The awesome stencil is:


skull stencil



The stamp set is:


leave your fears behind - crow - tree - stamp

 

I began by laying down the paler colours. I placed the stencil on top and sponged darker inks through. I also sprayed alcohol in places. It gives a great effect.



I went over the edges with black and highlighted parts in white.



I used the black and white again on the tree along with some a light brown marker. I tried to create reflections at the bottom to a water area. I also used part of the stamp to create extra wooded areas.



I love purples and yellow together.


Till next time

Lisa xx




Wow! What an incredible project! The purples and yellows do look so good together and the texture is phenomenal! Our skull stencil looks amazing! Thanks Lisa ♡

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Moth Stamps and Skulls Stencil

Good Morning! We hope your week has got off to a great start! Jane Tyrrell is here on the blog with another incredible Halloween tag today featuring our awesome moth stamps…

Good morning

It’s my time for my weekly make for Visible Image and we are halfway through the month, and our October challenge theme of ‘autumnal colours’. Remember you could win a £40 coupon if you join in!

I have another of my Halloween tags to share today, this time using the brilliant Glimmer of Light stamp set

 

moth - stamp - deaths head hawk



I stamped and coloured the moths and fussy cut them out

moth stamp



I stamped one set of large wings onto acetate and used these to glitter up (you can see this in my final design)

moth stamp wings



I blended some distress inks onto my tag adding some water flicks



Then I used the Dark Hearts stencil

skulls - hearts - stencil


to add some more black ink



The sentiment was stamped in gold ink



I stamped the smallest moths onto the tag and then layered over some die cut spider webs




I added glossy accents to the light bulb and the medium moths



Then I put my design together.


Here is my finished tag…


moth stamps - halloween - tag



with some close ups..




moth - stamp - visible image





and one final shot…


halloween tag - moth stamp - skulls stencil

 

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the wonderful autumn colours surrounding us at the moment.


Back soon.


Bye for now,

Jane x




Jane this is a brilliant tag! Love all the layers and the skulls look awesome in orange against the black. Thank you for your fantastic inspiration as always ♡

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Halloween Tag

Hi! We are back with our second dose of inspiration from Jane Tyrrell today. Are you in the mood for something spooky? We love how Jane has combined our NEW hand stamps with our skeleton and skull stamps to create her awesome Halloween tag…


Good Evening

We are already a week into October which is still sharing its glorious colours everywhere.



Today I am using the new “You Are Not Alone” set



together with the Mr Bone Jangles stamp set



the moon from the Believe in Unicorns Set



the fab text stamp from the Scripted Streets stamp set




 

As soon as I saw the new “You Are Not Alone” set I had two initial design ideas. The first I had was for the sky inspiration card I created here . The 2nd was to get the hands to hold Mr Bone Jangles skull! Yes I know that my imagination works in very strange ways.


At the end of the month it’s Halloween, when things go bump in the night and ghouls and witches fly…mwwhhha haa haaaa so I thought it a good time to put my second idea together.

I always create tags for my big and small kids goodie bags so today’s make is one of them.

I started with a kraft tag to work on. I stamped the moon in white ink and added some splatters of distress ink to make an autumnal coloured primary layer. I also stamped some of the clouds (you can see this further down)



I gradually built up the background, by stencilling on the skull, and then stamped on Mr Bone Jangles. I also red embossed one of  the star bursts from the Rays of Light stamp set and added some text from scripted streets in red ink.





I added some white pen and red embossed the edges.

This became the base of my tag.


Next it was time for some Hammer Horror!  (I’m showing my age now). I was also really fascinated by the anatomy dissection lectures I attended as a student at King’s College during my physiotherapy training and I still love anatomy now.  A few years back my daughter and I really enjoyed the Body Worlds show which came to this country and I drew on all these memories for my inspiration.

I red and black embossed the hands


I amputated  trimmed off the tip of the back finger 😉 so that the hand could hold the skull.


I then added a little more shading using distress inks.



I also have a fab skeleton hand in my charms collection and a saw brad so I bloodied them up!


It was then time to put my tag together.


Here it is…



with some close ups…





and one last shot…



I really had some great Hammer Horror fun making this and plan some more Halloween tags in this vein (pardon the pun!)


Thanks so much for indulging me in my Halloween fun. I hope you might be inspired to try something similar with these fab stamps? They are so versatile for so many very different themes.


Back soon.


Bye for now,

Jane x




This is so awesome Jane! Love all the dripping blood.. the hands work so well for Halloween! Thank you for the brilliant inspiration ♡

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Thanks for visiting our blog today, have a lovely evening.

Helen & Mark xx


 

Skull Stencil

Hello and Happy weekend to you!! It’s a nice long Bank holiday weekend here in the UK and today the sun is shining! We are continuing with the awesome 50th Birthday cards our wonderful team made for Mark, and up next is Veerle Moreels with another perfect design for him featuring our skull stencil…


So many ideas going through my mind… I needed to make a male card for someone of whom I know loves skulls and turned a certain age that is … well sometimes a bit of a knock on the head for some people.

Visible Image has a great stamp set called Mr. Bone Jangles so I had some stamped and cut out, made a background and then I pulled out the Skull shadow stencil to make a soft card that was supposed to go on the inside…  But then I changed my mind…

So my soft background with the Skull shadow stencil became my front panel ^.^


skull stencil - 50th Birthday card



And all because I did want that special number ’49+1′ incorporated but… I didn’t want to scream it out loud so I was very happy when I found it in that tiny row of numbers  in the Elemental stamp ^.^

A home rusted piece was perfect to get it out there…



Not in the slightest near at the first idea I had in mind but I love how this one turned out. And I love how a tiny element of a stamp can give you whole new ideas.



stamps and stencils used:


skull stencil - visible image



elements - blue print - background stamp





Another brilliant card Veerle! Great subtle shading on the skull stencil, and we love how you spotted the 50 in that elemental stamp and highlighted it with your rusted circle! You know how much Mark loves skulls… Thank you ♡

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Into The Forest

Hi there! We are back with more fantastic inspiration today. Heather Mitchell has created 2 amazing cards featuring tree stamps from our ‘Into The Woods’ forest stamps set…


Hello everyone…

I’m back today sharing a couple of makes for Visible Image and once again, I’ve used one of their fabulous new releases – Into The Woods.

The DT has already come up with some absolute stunning makes using this forest stamps set but I can’t seem to get away from making it look dark and moody!


The first card uses a mixture of mediums for the background and once dried, I’ve used the largest stamp from The Ripple Effect with a clear embossing powder to create another texture.


Forest stamps - visible image

 

To break up the sky, I’ve stamped Scripted Streets randomly in a deep brown as well as taking the stripes from the Stars and Stripe stencil and teaming it with Nuvo’s Hybrid Metro Grey ink pad.  As you can see, the circles from The Ripple Effect has resisted the ink and left a hint of a circle.


Don’t be afraid to think outside the box and mix elements of stencils with stamps


The wood landscape stamps are just fabulous.  Lovely and wide (they are A5 in width) you can layer them in different colours to create depth, or as I have done here, just used a black ink.  I can see these being hugely popular… especially if you add a hint of white embossing powder to resemble snow – a Christmas scene right there!!


Textures and tones are easily created by different mediums


To finish the card, stamp the sentiments onto grey inky card using a black ink pad and secure to the card using foam tape. Matt onto black and and attach to a card blank… et voila!



My second make today is really moody and quite haunting.


Forest stamps - visible image

 

The background is similar to the first one, generated exactly the same way.  When dry, I’ve die-cut a circle from card and used the negative to add grey Oxide Inks in Hickory Smoke and Iced Spruce.  I’ve used my finger to smudge the ink and once happy with the colouring, I’ve added Nuvo Aqua Shimmer in Glitter Gloss around the edges for a hint of sparkle. Once the mask has been removed, I’ve used Derwent Inktense pencils to add a little yellow to the edges.


The owl has been stamped in the same glossy embossing powder as the trees


The woods have been stamped using Wow’s embossing powder in British Summertime (excellent name for a grey!) and Ebony Superfine Black.


The detail on the large tree is just beautiful!


To finish, add a sentiment.  I’ve chosen ‘always listen to the voices in your head’ as I loved the font and felt it worked well with the moodiness of the card.  Add black ink to the edges and matt onto an olive green card before securing to a card blank.



And here’s the Visible Image products used in todays projects…


Into The Woods


Into The Woods - Forest stamps - Visible Image


Voices In Your Head




The Ripple Effect



Scripted Streets




Stars and Stripes Stencil



Check out the other DT makes on the blog using the new releases… they are all absolutely stunning!!


Have a good day and catch you next time…

H x




Really loving the dark and moody feel of these Heather! Awesome backgrounds too! Thank you ♡

You will find more of Heather’s fantastic projects over on her blog.



Our ‘Into The Woods‘ stamp set really is so versatile… whatever the season!



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We will be back a little later with stunning inspiration from Lanette!

Enjoy the weekend!

Mark & Helen xx


Halloween Tag – Visible Image

Hello! Thanks for coming to visit us here on the Visible Image blog today. We have a fantastic tag from Elina Strömberg to share with you today…


Hi

Only a week to Halloween! Wow!

Even if Halloween is not such a big thing in Finland I can feel the Halloween excitement rising as my kids are making plans for their Halloween parties. Their joy and eagerness is so contagious.

I haven’t made too many Halloween themed paper crafting projects in the past, but the recent stamp set, ‘Mr Bone Jangles‘ by Visible Image got me inspired. Funny how those skulls and skeletons are at the same time creepy and cute! I used the large skull for a Halloween themed tag:


visible-image-mr-bone-jangles-skull-tag-elina-stromberg


The size 8 tag base is die-cut twice; once from orange cardstock and once from black texture paper. Before attaching the tags I tore the paper on top and bottom edges, revealing a bit of the orange background after the tags were glued together. While waiting for the glue to dry I dry brushed a hint of white gesso on the black background. A very thin layer of white gesso is always an easy way to highlight the main items.

I stamped the skull on white cardstock and coloured it with grey and yellow markers. After colouring I removed the eye and nose areas with a crafting knife and fuzzy cut the skull out. For creating more dimenstion on the card I pressed the edges of the skull with a stylus, and attached the image on a piece of black cardstock with 3D foam pads.



The little spiders I had bought from a local ‘Tiger’ store that sells fun decoration items for low prices. After gluing them on the tag I brushed some white gesso on them, too.


The tag turned out just the way I wanted. Creepy spooky, but fun!


For more information on the Visible Image Mr Bone Jangles stamp set I used please click on the picture below:


Visible Image Mr Bone Jangles skull COL stamp set

 

Wishing you a sunny October day! Thanks for visiting my blog!


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Visible Image – Don’t Exist… LIVE!

Hi there! We have more Halloween themed inspiration for you here on the blog today. Over to Teresa Morgan with a brilliant project…


With Halloween fast approaching, today’s project has a spooky feel to it.


The Z box fold card is a popular shape right now, so here is my version:



visible-image-stamps-moth-stamp-skulls-teresa-morgan

You will need two pieces of card (I used black) for the basis of this card, and some patterned or printed card to decorate the panels.

Cut one piece of black card 4.25in x 5.5in. This will be the back of your card blank.

Cut the second piece of black card 9.75in x 4in. This will be the piece you fold.



Z box fold card template

  1. Measure 3in in from left hand edge and 1in up from bottom and make a mark.
  2. Measure 3.75in from right hand edge and 1in up from bottom and make a mark.
  3. Draw a line between the two marks and cut along it.
  4. Score from the left end of the cut up to the top edge of the card.
  5. Score from the right end of the cut down to the bottom edge of the card.
  6. Measure 4.5in from left hand edge of card and score from top to bottom.


I used some gelli prints to decorate my card blank, you could use some designer papers or ink or stamp your own background designs.

The right hand panel of the folded card is glued to the other piece of black card to complete the card blank.

I stamped the large skull from the Mr Bone Jangles set onto my front panel, and the large moth from the Glimmer of Light set onto the back panel. I used a white gel pen to add some detail to the moth.



Visible Image Stamps - Mr Bone Jangles, Glimmer of Light, Tomorrow Doesn't Exist. Z Fold Box Card

I added some smaller skulls to the back panel, stamping onto a scrap of paper before stamping onto my printed background. This gives a soft ghost stamped effect.



Visible Image Stamps - Mr Bone Jangles, Glimmer of Light, Tomorrow Doesn't Exist. Z Fold Box Card

I stamped six small moths onto some printed card and fussy cut them. I added some white highlights with a gel pen before shaping the wings with my fingers. I added one moth to the large skull, and attached the others to some short lengths of florists’ wire. These were attached inside the ‘box’ with tape.



Visible Image Stamps - Mr Bone Jangles, Glimmer of Light, Tomorrow Doesn't Exist. Z Fold Box Card

Finally I stamped the words from the Tomorrow Doesn’t Exist Set and ‘adapted’ them to my needs before attaching with 3d foam!!



Visible Image Stamps - Mr Bone Jangles, Glimmer of Light, Tomorrow Doesn't Exist. Z Fold Box Card



Stamps Used:

Mr Bone Jangles

Visible Image Mr Bone Jangles skull COL stamp set


Glimmer of Light

Visible Image Glimmer Of Light Moth COL stamp set


Tomorrow Doesn’t Exist

Visible Image Tomorrow doesnt exist COL stamp set



Awesome work Teresa thank you so much! ♡


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Come back and visit us again soon! And don’t forget there is lots of inspiration in our project galleries too.


Bye for now!

Mark & Helen xx

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